March 11, 2021

Daylight Savings Time begins!
Sunday morning at 2:00 am
Spring Forward!
Lent Sermon Series: "Jesus: Encountering God"
Description: In Exodus 34:6-7, God reveals his character to Moses on the mountain. We have been looking at the character of God as he made himself known in the Old Testament. As we enter the season of Lent, we want to explore each of the five characteristics as described in this passage and see the ways in which Jesus reveals God to us, because he is God with us. We will marvel at these characteristics unambiguously displayed in the life of Jesus Christ and hear his call to have these traits characterize our lives as Christians.  READ MORE HERE
Sunday, March 14
Jesus: God's Loyal Love
Sunday, March 21
Jesus: God's Slow Anger
Sunday Morning Worship Service "in person" and via Live Stream. Each week please join us at 9:30 am at the church or from any location via Live stream and/or video.
Sunday Morning Gatherings following our worship service
Opportunities for children, youth and adults.
Mark Your Calendars:
Easter Egg Event Prep Days
CANDY NEEDED
Join us Saturdays March 13 & March 20
from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bring your bags of individually wrapped candy (no nuts or chocolate please)
as we prepare for our Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt on March 27.

Keurig coffee and snacks provided Saturday morning

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Volunteers Needed for
March 27
or see board in Sanctuary
Children's Ministry News
Our Worship Hour Nursery Needs You! Would you consider choosing a few Sundays over the course of March through May to be present for our little ones and their parents? Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084eafad2fa1fa7-nursery2 or click the picture to sign up.
Youth USE THIS
Youth Ministry News
No Youth this Sunday - Spring Break! See you on March 21!
Longview EPC Youth Ministry now on Instagram! Go to epc_longview_youth YOUTH MARCH CALENDAR
NEW COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Special Church Vaccination Day
March 21
CHRISTUS Good Shepherd will offer a special vaccination day for area churches - Sunday, March 21, at the mega-hub at the Longview Exhibit Center at the Longview Convention Complex, located at 100 Grand Blvd.
 
We need to hear from our congregants who would like to receive the vaccine and who fit the state criteria by Monday, March 15 at 1:00 pm - We will place your name on a list from this church and submit it to CHRISTUS.
Thank You
We would like to thank the Boy Scout Troup 621 (pictured below) for their MUCH appreciated help in distributing mulch to the playground area for our upcoming Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! Thanks to Eric Skoog and to Nico Fourie for your help.
Missions Spotlight
Dear Congregation,

As mentioned in the mission spotlight last month, your committee has been getting out into Longview to spend time with local mission partners to better understand their role in the community and how our church can be further engaged.
 
This week, Pastor Doug Ashley and Brian Daugbjerg visited with Julee Rachels the Founder and Director of Heartisans Marketplace. Heartisans is one of the organizations our church supports both financially as well as with volunteer work. READ MORE HERE
Please Pray for:
Ralph Diamond, Joanne Stephens, Dotty Rawlins, Jeanneen Jewell, Robert Metzler, William McCluskey, Jean Pollock, Rebecca Williams, Jan Kelly, Barbara Steinbach, Aaron Leath
Our Retired Community:
Arabella: Joann Peterson
Buckner- Martha Ellis, Dorothy Chandler,
Elaine Beckett, Jim Yancey
Parkview - Marge Smith
Summer Meadows - Joanne Stephens
Lindale- Dotty Rawlins
Carthage - Naomi McPeek
Henderson- Bob Bement
Oklahoma - Jean Knight
Wisconsin - Ellie Bessey
Arlington - John Williamson
Happy Birthday!
3/12: Lauren Bender
3/13: Sue Newsom
3/17: Courtnie Perez
3/18: Altus Koegelenberg,
Carrie Northcutt, Joe Poole
3/19: Becky Birdsong, Rose Jaudon,
Sam Metzler, Charlotte Wrather
3/21: Karen Taylor
3/22: Kelly Brightwell
3/27: Caroline Burlingame, JoAnn Lazarus, Suzi White
3/29: Ainsley Daugbjerg
3/31: Jan Kelly, LeGrand Northcutt
4/2: Lizelle Fourie
4/3: Jeanneen Jewell,
Annie Kumlangngam, Phyllis Leath
Calendar & Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, Mar. 11
5:30 p.m. Praise Team
Saturday, Mar. 13
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Easter Egg Event Prep Day
Sunday, Mar. 14 - spring break
2:00 a.m. Spring Clocks Forward 1 Hour
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
10:35 a.m. Sunday Morning Gatherings
NO Youth
Tuesday, Mar. 16
5:00 p.m. Finance Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 17
12:00 Prayer Team
NO Kidmin
Thursday, Mar. 18
5:00 p.m. Session Meeting
5:30 p.m. Praise Team
Saturday, Mar. 20
6:45 a.m. Newgate
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Easter Egg Event Prep

Upcoming:
Saturday, Mar. 27
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Mar. 28
Palm Sunday
Holy Week
Sunday, April 4
Easter Worship Service 10:00 am
9:30 am Sundays - "In-person" Worship with You Tube Live Stream and video recording to watch later.
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The next semi-monthly church newsletter will be published on March 25

"Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
PLEASE NOTE: SHREDDING BOXES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE FROM SHRED-IT
LOCATED IN TRINITY HALL FOYER AND IN THE CHURCH OFFICE